Join the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Saint Arnold at their annual Beer & Brass event on Thursday, January 8 (held at Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons). Starting at 6 p.m. enjoy a a spirited performance by the ROCO Brass Quintet alongside a savory selection of craft brews and catered bites. Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a table of 10.
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Time to get your seafood on! Galveston Restaurant Week is back for two weeks, from Saturday, January 10 through Saturday, January 24. Make reservations to enjoy prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at Galveston hotspots Galvez Bar & Grill , Porch Cafe, Number 13, and more.
The Death & Co. Book Launch Party is coming to Houston on Sunday, January 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Pastry War, 310 Main. At the party, the Death & Co family will be on site serving up cocktails featured in their book, a definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Tickets are $55 and include admission to the event, complimentary cocktails, and a copy of the book ($40 value). Get tickets here.
The first ever Houston Truffle Challenge will be held at The National Tree & Shrub Nursery, 337 Yale, on Monday, January 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy wine, light bites, and samples of black truffle-laced dishes from top area chefs, including talent from Coppa Osteria, Kiran's, and more. Tickets are $125 for general admission and $250 for VIP.
Enjoy the grapes of Italy at the Texas Wine's School's Wines of Italy class on Tuesday, January 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class -- held at The Texas Wine School, 2437 Bartlett -- will cover the meaning of common labeling terms indicating quality or style, a geographical over view of the Italian wine zones, and a tasting of eight different wines from these major regions. Tickets are $60 per person.